No. 8 Journal of the West Wicklow Historical Society


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This eighth publication of a set of articles on aspects of West Wicklow history. The articles span the centuries from c.1000 BC to modern times and feature locations from Hollywood to New South Wales. The most extensive article in this issue is by James O’Driscoll and concerns itself with the hillforts of the Baltinglass area and the techniques used in their construction.


  -Tubber and the Castle Leslie Connection: An Overview of Tubber House and Demesne, c. 1764 -1824    – by Emma Lyons

  -Hillfort Construction at Baltinglass: Building Ireland’s hillfort capital    -by James O’Driscoll

  – From Crime to Wine: The Claytons of New South Wales    -by Margaret Smith

  -Robert Pipho and the Baltinglass Rebellion by Brendan Corrigan   –

  -“Yes, this is Wicklow”: Recovering George Francis Savage-Armstrong as a poet of Wicklow    -by Rosemary Raughter

  -Not So Doddery: The Dunlavin Solicitor, Mr. Dodd    -by Declan O’Connor

  -A Black and Tan Executed    -by D.J. Kelly

  -A Famous Row between Two Publicans in 1886    – by John Glennon

  -Rathdangan and Kilmoate: My Native Area    -by Peadar C. O’Cuilinn

  -In the Shadow of Joseph Holt    – by Henry Austin

   -Death on a Country Road </i> by James Scannell

  -Poor Men and Poor Women    – by Joe McArdle

  -Two August 1911 Cycling Mishaps    -by James Scannell

  -The Dunlavin Massacre: Two Ballads of 1798    – by Chris Lawlor



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